QUOTE(Paul676 @ Sep 10 2011, 06:51 PM)
if you can't stack/get a bad piece to upstack your 4-wide, you can plonk it in the bottom of the well. With those, you can sometimes use 2 or 3 of the lines to get tsds or tsts. That's what he's saying, and it's true
Right, deviating from a pure 4wide stack is not ideal, but if leftover pieces cause you to tetris down the center, then you can start restacking until you have it about 19 rows high. Disclaimer: Only do this in big rooms.
The problem is if it's 1v1 and you INSIST on sticking with 4wide, then it's better to have a nerfed stack then send the tetris because any noob will be able to exploit your clean garbage. So in 1v1, if the stacking really starts to go haywire, then I would abandon the 4wide and just do back to backs down the center which is arguable more respectable anyway.
To respond more personally, I am over my 4wide phase and this has become the reverse. I am "trying" to open with fractals down the center but when I mess it up or don't get an early line piece I just default into 4wide.
Overall, my point is that if you are trying to 4wide, then you often get a surprising opportunity to do something else which is comparable or better. And likewise when you are trying to use tspins dominantly, it's easy to end up with a 4wide-mini if you are stacking unwanted pieces to the side. Even if this unplanned 4wide mini is only 5 rows tall it can be enough to clinch a game.
QUOTE(zaphod77 @ Sep 10 2011, 04:37 PM)
Um, I fever isn't even a party item. it's a standard item, as I recall.
I doublechecked and it is available both in standard items and party items.